I had tried to be satisfied with buying an all-weather leather Dooney, made in Italy, for $235.00, thinking I was doing the middle ground thing. Quality, but a bit more reasonable. I sent it back yesterday morning (I had ordered it) and drove to the Cincinnati Saks and bought the Mini Looping. I have been eyeing it since I got my Biscayen Bay in June, and when the kind poster gave us the link to the girl with a bunch of different LV styles on, I printed it and have been even more interested. I am 5'3" and fairly small, so this is a really good size for me. I also love that the style is versatile enough to be dressy or casual. I really love it. I still am a bit overwhelmed that I spent that much, but I know I will be happy with this bag. Sorry I turned this into a long story. P.S. Cinnamon was my SA and she was very nice, helpful, and down to earth. I will definately request her from now on.